William Woods University equestrian students, coached by Dr. Linda McClaren, associate professor of equestrian science, competed last month in the Harvestime “A” Hunter Jumper show in Germantown, Tenn.
Ann Kiddy of Cabot, Ark., and Fergus O’Sullivan won the division championship in the Low Child Adult Jumper Division and Krista Vehlewald of Overland Park, Kan., and Get In Line won the division championship in the Level One Jumper Division. Marissa Parenti of Hooksett, N.H., and Vienna earned the reserve championship in both divisions.
Kate Woodard of Van Meter, Iowa, up on Woodland’s Eclipse; Casey Parmenter of Wentzville, Mo., with Omnistarr; Dana Hall of Kansas City, Mo., paired with Northern Slope, and Colleen Harper-Hertzog, a WWU alum from Fulton, Mo., up on Netherlands, all performed well with blue ribbon rounds in the Level 0s and top ribbons in the Low Child Adult Jumpers.
The hunter riders were not to be outdone: A Reserve Division Championship went to Kristen Busher of St. Petersburg, Fla., riding Blue October in the Limit Rider Hunter Division; Alison Gay of Sugar Grove, Ill., paired with Pro Bono, won the Reserve Division Championship in the Adult Amateur Hunters, and Melissa Smith of Fort Myers, Fla., up on Capitol Account, earned the Reserve Division Championship in the Children’s Hunters.
Congratulations to Mary Schultz-Rathbun of Brush Prairie, Wash., for an exciting and ultimately successful week with Max, a.k.a. Alchemy. They won a blue ribbon in the competitive Adult Amateur Hunter division.
Senior Kirsten French of Overland Park, Mo., did a wonderful job with WWU’s new horse Bulletproof, earning consistent placings in the Adult Amateur Hunter Division.
Also taking home a first place ribbon in the A/As was Heather Sim of Vernon Hills, Ill., with Cosmic Cowboy. Olivia Ma of San Diego, Calif., with Mane Event and Megan Salmon of Richardson, Texas, up on Reno, won ribbons in sizeable Limit Rider Hunter and Pre-Adult Hunter Divisions.
CUTLINE: William Woods University equestrian students, coached by Dr. Linda McClaren, associate professor of equestrian science, at the Harvestime “A” Hunter Jumper show in Germantown, Tenn.